Our small classifieds forum here has been seeing a moderate amount of usage. However, since there has never been much organization to it it's not easy to tell which offers are still good.
Therefore, I propose putting together a few simple rules for this sub-forum. Nothing is concrete and I would very much like input from everyone. A few simple rules would just help to keep things more organized and help the moderators in cleaning things up when they're expired or abandoned without stepping on toes, etc.
1. Topics must specify when the offer expires. The poster is responsible for following up on the post, even if it was just a link to a sale or item on another site. When the item is gone or the sale expired, the topic title shall be prefixed with "[EXPIRED]", tagging the topic.
If the topic is abandoned and the expiration date is not specified and it's not clear if the item is gone, the topic will be tagged [EXPIRED] after 2 weeks. If it's clear that the item is gone at an earlier time the topic will be tagged [EXPIRED] by moderators.
2. Topics for items wanted shall be prefixed with "[WANTED]" signifying that someone is looking for something not selling it.
1. Should topics ever be closed or just tagged?
I'll be back with more later